Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sounds of the Morning


Birds chirping, singing and whistling.
Squirrels running through the trees
Other critters coming to life
Thud - the sound of the newspaper being delivered.

I am able to hear these sounds because it is so peaceful and there is nothing else going on. Most humans are still asleep and there's not a lot of cars on the road, yet.

The sounds of nature are not drowned out by the sounds of daily living.

This is the best time of the day as it allows me to just be still. Sometimes I am in awe of all that is around me. Where I live fruit trees are prolific - the orange tree in my backyard is swelling with oranges. The lemon tree has produced quite a bit this year and the scent of fresh rosemary is heavenly; this is just my backyard.
Nature's bounty

As I run around the neighborhood, I enjoy the scent of flowers blooming. I am simply attuned to the beauty of God in nature and I am humbled.

I am no scientist, but I think about how everything knows its purpose and operates anew daily.

In the sounds of the morning I am reminded to be still. I am reminded that God has a purpose for me. I am reminded that God's mercies are new every morning. I am reminded of faithfulness.

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

What are your favorite sounds of the morning?

1 comment:

  1. It is almost 11 am here but I've been up since 7am -- that is my Saturday sleep in time. During the work week, I'm up even earlier for no real reason other than my eyes telling me it is time to open. My favorite morning sounds are those that come from nature. From the cacophony of birds chirping to the sound of wind rustling the leaves of trees to my very own Woody Woodpecker, I like that. To me, it's nature's symphony. There is also a road below me whose bellowing sounds joins nature but that's okay. It all works together in an interesting harmonic blend. And if I am so fortunate to have everyone home . . . then to the nature and traffic sounds I must add the sound of my family. Voices, footsteps, stretching . . . it's all good.


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